Stories for October 10, 2011
The City Council today unanimously voted to approve the legal framework for an assessment district to pay for the proposed $550-million expansion of the San Diego Convention Center.
In honor of Pearl Jam’s 20th anniversary, award-winning director and music journalist Cameron Crowe created a definitive portrait of the seminal band carved from over 1,200 hours of rarely and never-before-seen footage, plus 24 hours of recently shot concert and interview footage. Hosted by director Taylor Hackford, “Pearl Jam Twenty” chronicles the years leading up to the band’s formation, the chaos that ensued soon after their rise to mega-stardom, their step back from center stage and the creation of a work culture that would sustain them.
One person was found dead after falling from a downtown parking structure, according to San Diego police.
This is the epic story of one of the most amazing evolutionary journeys ever taken by a species. Thousands of years ago, as humans began to settle in villages, the wolf emerged from the wild and made the startling leap to “man’s best friend.” Once domesticated, dogs would accompany human cultures down through the centuries and to the far corners of the world. Much more recently, the Victorian Age transformed them into the most varied species, and one of the most common pets, on the planet. In the 21st century, dogs are once more changing our world by their use in cutting-edge scientific research and lifesaving medical care.
Suspensions and expulsions from school have become increasingly common in the last decade. In San Diego County, and across the country, students are likely to be suspended for what were once considered minor incidents.
Zohreh Ghahremani’s writing is dotted with poetic references and is beautifully lyrical in its style. Just like Roya’s picture window at school through which she admires the poppies, Ghahremani’s story provides us with a window through which we can view the past, both political and personal, and pay homage to those who have left imprints on our hearts and minds.
Filmed in conflict zones in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Colombia and Liberia, this five-hour series examines the changing roles of women in war and peace. "I Came to Testify" is the moving story of how a group of 16 women who had been imprisoned and raped by Serb-led forces in the Bosnian town of Foca broke history’s great silence – and stepped forward to take the witness stand in an international court of law. Their remarkable courage resulted in a triumphant verdict that led to new international laws about sexual violence in war.
In this episode a one-of-a-kind photograph poses a jarring question: Is the African American wearing a Confederate uniform slave or free? Wes Cowan first encountered this Civil War tintype in his role as an "Antiques Roadshow" appraiser. Now the owner of this tintype and his friend, both direct descendants of the two men in the photograph, ask Wes Cowan to track down the rest of the story. And, did Hollywood treat the Native Americans listed in this payment ledger fairly? Then, an ornate stock certificate unlocks secrets to the earliest days of Harlem.
A bill by Sen. Juan Vargas, D-San Diego, that would have required developers of big-box superstores to file reports on potential impacts to surrounding neighborhoods was vetoed, Gov. Jerry Brown announced today.
In "The Anthrax Files," FRONTLINE, ProPublica, and McClatchy Newspapers take a hard look at the FBI’s handling of the country’s most notorious act of bioterrorism. After months of investigation, review of more than 27,000 pages of documents, and interviews with central figures in the case—including the head of the FBI’s anthrax task force and the top assistant U.S. Attorney on the case—"The Anthrax Files" reveals new information that challenges some of the FBI findings and examines how the government attempted to solve the case.
Gov. Jerry Brown has waded into the national debate over child vaccinations for sexually transmitted diseases, signing into law a bill allowing children as young as 12 to get vaccinated without their parents' consent.
Researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology say they've discovered how the body generates immune cells at ports of entry like the mouth. The finding could help scientists design better vaccines.